The Australia Institute of Archaeology

Postal:     La Trobe University, 

               Victoria, AUSTRALIA 3086
Location:  Building TER 11, Terrace Way,

               Macleod, Vic

 

​Telephone: ​+61 3 9455 2882

Fax:           +61 3 9455 3883
Email:        director@aiarch.org.au

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The Australian Institute of Archaeology is situated in the Mont Park complex near La Trobe University. It is one of a dozen buildings that are co-joined in echelon.

 

The Institute library is open to researchers and students however, before visiting the Institute it is wise to check with Christopher Davey on 0421 595 966 or email director@aiarch.org.au to confirm that the Institute is open.

LOCATION

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Revealing the Past, Knowing the Present, and Grounding the Future.

Visiting the Institute

How to find the Australian Institute of Archaeology.

By Car

La Trobe University, Bundoora campus is situated in the north-eastern suburb of Bundoora, at the intersection of Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive, 14 kms from the Melbourne city centre. See Melways Maps 19 & 474. The Australian Institute of Archaeology is not located within the main campus of the University but on the adjacent Mont Park estate. It is best approached from Waiora Road. After passing Charles La Trobe College and the Cherry Road roundabout, turn left at Terrace Way and follow the road past the EPA Vehicle Testing Station. The Institute is Building TER11 and is clearly marked with signs.

 

Parking in Terrace Way is restricted prior to 5pm. Free two-hour parking is available along Ernest Jones Drive, which is East of the building and is the turn-off after Terrace Way. It is best to check with Christopher Davey 0421 595 966 or email: director@aiarch.org.au who can advise where it is best to park, as this changes from time to time.

 

By Train

The closest train station is Macleod Station (Hurstbridge Line). From the station walk up Cherry Street and turn right at Waiora Road. Turn left down Terrace Way, past the EPA buildings, and follow the road to the Institute.

By Tram to La Trobe University

Commuters can use the regular tram service to La Trobe University. Upon reaching the University, make your way through the campus to Carpark 6. From there, follow the walking track outlined on the map, through to the Mont Park estate and the Australian Institute of Archaeology.

 

Tram Route 86 connects to the University. 
Trams commence in Docklands Drive near Waterfront City (Docklands) and runs via Harbour Esplanade, Latrobe St, Spencer St, Bourke St through the city, Spring St, Nicholson St, Gertrude St, Smith St in Collingwood, Queens Pde, High St through Northcote and turns half right into Plenty Rd at Preston. Alight the tram at La Trobe University Medical Centre. Travel time between La Trobe University and the City is about 45 mins to 1 hour depending on traffic.

By Bus to La Trobe University

Commuters can use the regular bus service to La Trobe University. Upon reaching the University, make your way through the campus to Carpark 6. From there, follow the walking track outlined on the map, through to the Mont Park estate and the Australian Institute of Archaeology.

 

The following bus routes all connect to La Trobe University.

 

246 Elsternwick - La Trobe University, via Punt Rd and Clifton Hill 
250 Garden City - La Trobe University, via City and Clifton Hill 
291 Box Hill Central - Heidelberg Station, then the 550 to La Trobe University 
293 Box Hill Central - Greensborough Station, then the 560 bus to Grimshaw/Plenty Rd to connect with Tram 86 
340 City - La Trobe University via Eastern Freeway 
350 City - La Trobe University via Eastern Freeway 
510 Essendon - Ivanhoe Station, then the 547/548 to La Trobe University, or Tram 86 at High St 
513 Glenroy Station - Eltham, to connect with Tram 86 at High St 
520 Yan Yean - Macleod, then the 561 from Macleod Train Station 
548 Kew - La Trobe University, via Mont Park 
550 Northland - La Trobe University 
551 Heidelberg - La Trobe University Interchange 
560 Broadmeadows - Greensborough Station, to connect with Tram 86 at Grimshaw/Plenty Rd 
561 Macleod - Reservoir, via La Trobe University 
562 Humevale - Greensborough Shopping Centre, to connect with Tram 86 at Plenty/McKimmies Rd 
563 Northland Shopping Centre - Greensborough Plaza Shopping Centre, via Mill Park 
564 Epping Shopping Centre - Northern Hospital, to connect with Tram 86 on Plenty Rd 
566 Lalor - Northland, via Kingsbury, Greensborough, Watsonia, Bundoora, Mill Park 
572 Mill Park Lakes Estate - RMIT Bundoora Bus Interchange (via Blossom Park, Mill Park, Botanica Park), to connect with Tram 86 on Plenty Rd

 

Nightrider Bus05 City - Eltham, stopping at La Trobe University on Kingsbury Drive and Plenty Rd 
V/Line Coach Melbourne - Mansfield, stopping at La Trobe University on Plenty Rd